Ohio Amendment

All Ohio business owners want to succeed. In order to do that, they may have to make some changes to the organization. In such cases, it is necessary for the company owner to be ready to handle the responsibilities that come with the changes.

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What is A Ohio Amendment?

Ohio requires all businesses to inform the Secretary of State about major changes to the items listed in their Articles of Incorporation/Organization. To do this, you will have to go through the process known as an amendment.

Reasons Why You Need To File An Amendment

There are various reasons that require the filing of an amendment. But, generally, any changes that can affect the formal business structure of your Ohio company requires you to file an amendment with the Secretary of State.

A. Changing The Company Name –

  • LLCs

If you think that your Ohio LLC has to adopt a new name, you have to go through a legal process to formalize this decision. Submit an amendment to the Secretary of State. Additionally, you may also have to update the LLC name on all state and government records.

  • Corporations

Ohio corporations that want to use a new name will have to file an amendment with the Secretary of State. You will also need to update the records of the corporation with the state and government.

B. Changing Members Of The Business –

  • LLCs

The Secretary of State keeps a record of the names, addresses, and contact information of your LLC’s members and/or managers. You have to report any changes to these pieces of information by filing an amendment.

  • Corporations

Ohio requires all corporations operating in the state to submit information about the officers and directors in the Articles of Incorporation. If there are any changes in their names, addresses, or contact information, your company has to file an amendment.

C. Changing Address Related To The Business –

  • LLCs

The operating address and registered office of your LLC is a way for the state to contact your Ohio company. You have to make sure the state is aware of any changes. You can do this by submitting an amendment form.

  • Corporations

To make sure that your Ohio corporation receives all necessary documents, such as those related to your filing and tax obligations, you have to keep the Secretary of State updated about your operating address and registered office. You can do this by filing an amendment.

D. Changing Contact Information –

  • LLCs

The state also needs a way to communicate with your LLC. That is why you have to make sure that the contact information of your Ohio LLC is well-documented. The amendment form also comes with a cover letter where you can input the phone number and email address of the LLC.

  • Corporations

The Secretary of State should be able to access your company easily. To ensure this, you have to report any changes in the contact information of your Ohio corporation. Fill out the cover letter for the amendment form where you can input the phone number and email address of the corporation.

E. Changing The Number Of Shares That A Corporation Is Authorized To Issue – Ohio LLCs are not authorized to issue shares. This change does not apply to them. If your Ohio corporation wants to make changes to the number of authorized shares it can issue, you have to file an amendment.

What Is Needed To File An Amendment?


Ohio LLCs that want to process amendments have to file a completed Domestic Limited Liability Company Certificate of Amendment or Restatement form. You can do this by mail or in person. The amendment comes with a $50 filing fee. You can also request expedited service if you want.


Corporations, on the other hand, have to submit either a Certificate of Amendment by Directors or Incorporators to Articles or Certificate of Amendment by Shareholders or Members. You can file by mail or in person. Filing an amendment requires you to pay a $50 fee. Expedited services come with corresponding additional fees.

How Can DoMyLLC Assist With Streamlining The Process?

Making changes to a company’s formation documents require proper completion and filing of paperwork. Depending on the changes, you may also have to take care of other documents. To help ease the process, you can turn to a reliable document filing company like DoMyLLC. Our team can provide support and assistance to Ohio business owners who need help in handling formalities to ensure compliance with the state.

Ohio Amendment FAQs

The filing fee for an amendment is $50. Expedited service for walk-in and mailed filings is available for 2 business days. It comes with an additional $100 fee. Corporations that submit in person can request for 1-day processing for $200 or a 4-hour service for $300.

LLCs have to provide the following information:

  • Company name
  • Registration Number
  • Period of existence
  • Purpose
  • Exact text of the amendment
  • Authorized signature

Corporations have to provide the following information:

  • Company name
  • Charter number
  • Exact text of the amendment
  • Authorized signature

The Secretary of State usually takes 4-6 business days. Walk-in submissions will be processed up to 6 business days. You can also request expedited service by paying an additional fee. The state offers a 2-day processing, 1-day service, and 4-hour processing.

The Secretary of State will send a confirmation copy by mail. You can also print a copy from the website of the Secretary of State.

Ohio Business Resources

Ohio Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(614) 466-3910

Ohio Secretary of State
180 Broad Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215